Bicycle Master Plan http://kmuw.org en Bike Month Profile: Brett Hogan http://kmuw.org/post/bike-month-profile-brett-hogan <p></p><p>Wichita cyclist Brett Hogan likes to ride in races, for long distances, and fast. He got into bicycling in high school, when his swim coach told him he could improve his performance by adding cycling to his fitness regime. He hopped on a bike and didn't look back.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Kate Clause 35189 at http://kmuw.org Bike Month Profile: Brett Hogan Bike Month Profile: Ruth Holliday http://kmuw.org/post/bike-month-profile-ruth-holliday <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ruth Holliday owns the Bicycle </span>Pedaler<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Wichita along with her husband, Bob. The two met when they were RNs and bonded over their love of biking--so much so that they biked for their honeymoon in California. Over the years, Ruth and Bob have biked in New Zealand's two islands and Pacific Highway 1.</span></p><p>She and Bob started Bicycle Pedaler to be a welcoming place for bicyclists, a bicycle store owned by two avid bikers. They're still at it, 34 years later.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 14:14:07 +0000 Kate Clause 34899 at http://kmuw.org Bike Month Profile: Ruth Holliday Kansas Byways Program Looking For Input For New Bicycle And Pedestrian Plan http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-byways-program-looking-input-new-bicycle-and-pedestrian-plan <p>Kansas Byways Program wants bikers and walkers in the state to share their ideas for the program's new Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan.</p><p>The plan is to enhance bicycling and pedestrian opportunities for each of the state's 11 scenic and historic byways.</p><p>A consulting team led by RDG Planning &amp; Design, Omaha, and CFS Engineers, Topeka is developing the plan.</p><p>More information on the survey and planning process can be found at: <a href="http://www.rdgusa.com/crp/kansasbyways/">www.rdgusa.com/crp/kansasbyways.</a></p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 17:00:25 +0000 Associated Press 29254 at http://kmuw.org Grant For $18 M To Fund 35 Pedestrian, Bicycle, Historic Site, Highway Projects In Kansas http://kmuw.org/post/grant-18-m-fund-35-pedestrian-bicycle-historic-site-highway-projects-kansas <p>The Kansas Department of Transportation has awarded nearly $18 million to 35 projects around the state through its transportation enhancement program.</p><p><a href="http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ENVIRonment/transportation_enhancements/">Transportation Enhancement&nbsp;</a> is a federally funded program that provides cities, counties, and other groups with funding for transportation projects like bike paths, pedestrian traffic, bicycle safety education, historic restoration, scenic highway programs, and the conversion of abandoned railroad lines into trails, among other things.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 12:23:00 +0000 Kate Clause 18729 at http://kmuw.org Grant For $18 M To Fund 35 Pedestrian, Bicycle, Historic Site, Highway Projects In Kansas Your Guide To Bicycle Month In Wichita http://kmuw.org/post/your-guide-bicycle-month-wichita <p>May has been proclaimed Bicycle Month. The city of Wichita is celebrating by highlighting recent bike path improvements and by looking forward to what's next. There are also many bicycle-related events planned throughout the city.</p><p><strong>Highlighted Events</strong><br><br><span style="line-height: 1.5;">May 17 is Bike to Work Day, which will include breakfast stations around Wichita from 7:00 to 9:00 and free lunch at Old Town Square from 11:30 to 1:30.</span></p><p>Breakfast station locations:</p> Fri, 10 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Carla Eckels 16905 at http://kmuw.org Your Guide To Bicycle Month In Wichita Want A Role In City's New Bicycle Plan? Apply Now http://kmuw.org/post/want-role-citys-new-bicycle-plan-apply-now <p>The city of Wichita is launching a new advisory volunteer board for issues related to bicycling and walking.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The board will provide recommendations to the City Council, participate in planning and project development, evaluate policies; and make recommendations to City departments.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It will also play an influential role in implementing <a href="http://www.wichita.gov/Government/Departments/Planning/PlanningDocument/Wichita%20Bicycle%20Master%20Plan.pdf">Wichita’s Bicycle Master Plan</a>.</span></p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 19:41:03 +0000 Chandra Stauffer & Kate Clause 14670 at http://kmuw.org Want A Role In City's New Bicycle Plan? Apply Now City Council Approves 10-Year, $12.5M Bike Plan http://kmuw.org/post/city-council-approves-10-year-125m-bike-plan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Wichita City Council Tuesday approved the </span><a href="http://www.wichita.gov/NR/rdonlyres/01FF1D4D-AE19-424F-8E4A-2BCC89E514F2/78460/WichitaBicycleMasterPlanSmalllinked.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">Bicycle Master Plan</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It recommends ways to make bicycling easier, safer and more </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">convenient</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Wichita.</span></p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 12:05:18 +0000 Carla Eckels 12282 at http://kmuw.org City Council Approves 10-Year, $12.5M Bike Plan Top Morning News 2.06.13 (Updated) http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-20613-updated <p><em>Mark McCormick returns to KAAM; Reno County Residents Consider Jail Renovation Tax; Wichita City Council approves bike plan; Kansas Senate Committee has to delay work on tax plan because of a printing problem; Sen. Michael O'Donnell introduces legislation to have Kansas college basketball teams play.</em></p><p><em><strong>Updated 2/6/13 9:27 am</strong></em></p><p><strong>Mark McCormick Returns To Direct Kansas African American Museum</strong></p><p>The former director of the Kansas African American Museum in Wichita has returned to the job.</p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 11:49:08 +0000 Briana O’Higgins & Kate Clause 12284 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 2.06.13 (Updated) Wichita City Council To Hear Presentation On Bicycle Master Plan http://kmuw.org/post/wichita-city-council-hear-presentation-bicycle-master-plan <p>The Wichita City Council will hear recommendations Tuesday on a 10-year, <a href="http://www.wichita.gov/NR/rdonlyres/01FF1D4D-AE19-424F-8E4A-2BCC89E514F2/78460/WichitaBicycleMasterPlanSmalllinked.pdf">$12.5 million plan</a> to improve and connect city bike paths.</p><p>Bike shop owner Lee Engler&nbsp;says new riders like safe paths and seasoned riders prefer street improvements, and the steering committee is proposing both.</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 12:20:56 +0000 Milt Radford 12215 at http://kmuw.org Wichita City Council To Hear Presentation On Bicycle Master Plan Top Morning News 2.05.13 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-20513 <p><em>Wichita City Council to hear about the Bicycle Master Plan; Rezoning petition for former Tiller clinic expected at council meeting; Senate panel preparing debate over tax proposals.</em></p><p><strong>Wichita City Council To Hear Presentation On Bicycle Master Plan</strong></p><p>The Wichita City Council will hear recommendations Tuesday on a 10 year, $12.5 million plan to improve the city's bike paths.</p><p><a href="http://kmuw.org/post/wichita-city-council-hear-presentation-bicycle-master-plan">More...</a></p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 11:47:52 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 12219 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 2.05.13